Pappa wrote:I think it's more of a misunderstanding of what "nothing" is. Empty space is teeming with action. Subatomic particles pop into existence infinitesimally. Far from being void, it's a seething foam.
Yes. But it makes you wonder why we keep on with the "empty space" label.
I've had some huge disagreements over the years, arguing that space couldn't possibly be empty, and usually been treated like a crank. But now we know that it's not, people in the physics game persist with the "empty space" label, while explaining that it's anything but.
It's like they can't let the notion go, even though it's gone.
A thread I started on the science forum got moved to the pseudo corner less than a year ago, because I insisted that space couldn't be empty. And the first thread I started here got loads of derisory comments when I suggested that space couldn't be empty. Special relativity insists that "there is no medium" and people are just glued to that, like a religion.